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Today's News

  • Project indirectly impacts Shallotte Inlet navigability

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Beach sand pulled from Shallotte Inlet began pumping onto Ocean Isle Beach last week, part of the town’s latest Coastal Storm Damage Reduction project.

    While the project doesn’t provide a direct improvement to shoaling in Shallotte Inlet, pulling 330,000 cubic yards of sand out makes an impact.

    Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith said, based on previous experience, the storm damage reduction project improves water flow through the inlet.

  • County releases GenX test results from March samples

    Brunswick County released additional results of testing for GenX in the water supply April 3.

    County officials learned last June the Cape Fear River, the county’s source of drinking water, contains a number of previously unknown contaminants including GenX.

    Samples taken March 15 showed GenX levels of 9.04 parts per trillion in the Northwest Water Treatment Plant’s raw water and 8.98 ppt in the finished water, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said Tuesday.

  • Commissioners OK large event permit, solar farm regulations

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners approved Unified Development Ordinance text amendments permits for events that would host 1,000 or more attendees and for solar farms requirements at their March 19 meeting.

    The text changes provide a procedure and timetable for two categories of events: those with less than 1,000 guests and those with 1,000 or more guests.

    “As Brunswick County grows in population, the events also grow,” planning director Kirstie Dixon said. “Brunswick County has had increased requests for larger events.”

  • County fire commission to continue goals review

    The Brunswick County fire commission will meet Thursday, April 5, to review a third draft of proposed service standards and receive feedback from fire commission members.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:10 a.m. April 3, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • District court docket for March 19, 20, 21 and 23

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on March 19, 20, 21 and 23 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, March 19

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans:

  • Newly crowned 2018 Miss Brunswick County Queens

    Crowned on March 17, from left are Little Miss Caitlin Byrd, Junior Miss Anabel Lopez, Brunswick County Outstanding Junior Miss Natalie Space, Miss Brunswick County Ashlynne Lowery, Teen Miss Vannessa Herold and Little Mr. Brunswick County Adam Weaver. The director of the Miss Brunswick County Scholarship Pageant is Gail Register.

  • Keep dinner simple with these healthy 5-ingredient recipes

    Using fewer ingredients in your dishes still offers delicious taste and nutrition. There are few kitchen nightmares that are worse than finding a recipe that sounds so amazing, and then looking at the list of ingredients needed that seems longer than your phone’s contact list!

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

     

     

     “Be careful what you say in a cornfield. There are plenty of ears.”

                — a standard Americanism.

     

    Don’t worry! Our mystery plant can’t hear anything, but it has eyes and it can see you!

  • Sunset Beach officers lauded for arrest of restaurant robber

    SUNSET BEACH — Four Sunset Beach police officers merited a standing ovation and accolades Monday night for their efforts that led to the arrest this year of an armed robber at a local restaurant last year.

    Officers Colby Bean and Chris Smith and detectives Stan Gurganus and Jared Cox were recognized by Chief Ken Klamar and Assistant Chief Joe Smith at the start of the April 2 meeting.